Sustainability is not just about buildings and materials, it is also about relationships. Whether it's with our employees and customers, our partners and suppliers, or the environment and society, long-term relationships play a key role.
Values: We are a family business with long‑term perspective.
Environment: We cultivate the conscious use of natural resources to help protect the environment.
People: We are committed to society and take care of our people.
Innovation: We innovate for a better life.
We want to make a real contribution to climate protection and have actively decided to reduce all three scopes of greenhouse gas emissions, so not only those we cause directly, but also indirectly.
Director of Compliance,
Part of the team since 2021
Economic success is important for every company, but so is the future. Hamilton Medical belongs to the Hamilton group of companies, which started measuring its total carbon footprint in 2021 and has set targets for reducing its greenhouse gas emissions by 2030. These have been submitted to the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi), a worldwide movement of more than 4,000 companies taking action against climate change. Our committed targets are listed on their website.
We have a multitude of other ideas and plans for making our processes more sustainable. Here is just one example: We still investigate every technical issue in Switzerland. The result? CO2 emissions caused by returning the device by air freight. That is why we have started to set up local service units at our subsidiaries in Birmingham, Navi-Mumbai, and Reno.
We expect this change to reduce the number of return shipments to Switzerland by 34% in 2025, saving more than 114 tons of CO2 per year compared to the existing process.
Employees are a company's most valuable asset and good health is the individual's. We place great importance on healthy nutrition with the emphasis on local produce, and seasonal fruit and vegetables. Vegetarian and vegan meals have been standard on our menu for a long time. Of course we still cater to meat-lovers, but with meat sourced exclusively from local farmers.
The ecological aspect also plays an important role: Food waste is converted into biogas and we have reduced the use of plastic to a minimum, for example by switching from PET bottles to tap water. Paper cups for hot drinks are also history. Everyone has their own flask and mug provided by the company.
To promote the use of zero-emission cars and plug-in hybrid vehicles, we set up several charging stations for employees and visitors.
Our management leads by example: Over 50% of Hamilton Medical’s executive team drives either a fully electric car or a plug-in hybrid.